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The Best Ovulation App?

If you’re thinking about starting a family, there are now apps to help! You can track your menstrual cycle with an app, get predictions of when you’re going to ovulate, and notifications of when you should be trying to get the best chance of conceiving. Like all other apps on the store for your platform, there are lots of different choices, so it’s not always clear which is the best one.

Today OvuSense is helping to clear about some of the confusion by looking at what goes into the best ovulation apps, so you can pick the right one for your needs.

Calendar Functions

The most basic feature all ovulation apps is the ability to chart your period on a calendar. If you’re lucky enough to have a regular menstrual cycle this could be all you need to give you a prediction of when you’re going to ovulate. Noting the first and last days you bleed each month (or however close to a month) helps you to understand if your cycles and periods are regular or if they change from month to month. Many of the simple, calendar-based apps are able to give you a prediction of when you’re due to ovulate by comparing your cycle with a database of others, but it’s wise to confirm this prediction with another method as well.

More Data Gathering

If you want a more reliable prediction or you don’t have a regular menstrual cycle, then you need an app that can accept more data to base its predictions on. Many allow you to enter results from ovulation predictor kits or log your basal body temperature along with your period to refine the predictions they make.

You should be aware that if you’re suffering from any kind of hormone-based issue, that ovulation predictor kits may not give you accurate results: either the condition itself or any medication you might be taking for it can disrupt your hormonal background, making it hard for the test to register whether or not you’re actually ovulating. While taking your basal body temperature can be difficult, it does provide more accurate data for an app to work to with if you can do it accurately.

Linking Devices

The best ovulation apps are just one facet of a complete solution to the question of finding out when to try to conceive. You need to look for one that integrates with a device to receive data directly and processes that data into a prediction for you. OvuSense uses a specialist sensor to get accurate temperature readings to taken right through the night, and turns that data into a prediction of your next ovulation date and a longer term indication of when your fertile window is likely to fall in subsequent months.

It’s apps that offer a service like this that are the best available for your needs.

Find out more about core temperature technology and fertility here